argufy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v argufy have a disagreement over something "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America","These two fellows are always scrapping over something"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Argufy To argue pertinaciously.
    • Argufy To signify.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • argufy To argue, commonly in a pertinacious manner, or for the sake of controversy; wrangle.
    • argufy To have weight as an argument; import; signify.
    • argufy To contend about; worry with argument.
    • argufy To signify; mean.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Argufy ärg′ū-fī to be evidence of something: to be of importance: to argue, wrangle
    • v.t Argufy to weary with wrangling
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Argue, + -fy,

Usage

In literature:

He locks them up in the barracks where they used to argufy and makes them jump out of the windows.
"The Country Doctor" by Honore de Balzac
I don't think argufying and debating like that little Fraulein Werder's does much harm.
"Ramsey Milholland" by Booth Tarkington
I want none of your argufying.
"The Devil's Disciple" by George Bernard Shaw
This sort of argufying ain't going to carry my mail-bags along the river.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
Now what I wants to know is, WHAR is the 'delectible corpus' what you lieyers argufied over?
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
It's argufy here and argufy there, an' while yer at that, me an' the rest av us is squeezin' the fun out o' life.
"Romany of the Snows Being A Continuation Of The Personal Histories Of "Pierre And His People" And The Last Existing Records Of Pretty Pierre" by Gilbert Parker
He locks them up in the barracks where they used to argufy and makes them jump out of the windows.
"The Napoleon of the People" by Honore de Balzac
I have 'eard more argufying and quarrelling about sea-sarpints than about almost anything else.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
Are you a-thinkin' any more o' that 'ere tex' that we was a-argufying on t'other arter-noon?
"Odd" by Amy Le Feuvre
I ain't able ter argufy on sech.
"His "Day In Court"" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
Hoo's a rare un fur gab when hoo' taks th' notion, an' I'm noan so mich i' th' humor t' argufy mysen today.
"That Lass O' Lowrie's" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
If ever there was an iniquity on this earth it's a State Church, and all the argufying in the world won't put that out of me.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
What argufies your signifies, or your magnifies?
"The Politician Out-Witted" by Samuel Low
Nobody is going to listen to "argufying" if he can help it.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
You can talk an' argufy fo' fourteen years, but it won't do no good.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
But there is no use in argufying about it.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
What he called "the busy argufying spirit of the prize schoolboy" stood him in good stead.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
You'd better argufy with 'em, and bring that p'int home to 'em, Mr.
"Adventures Among the Red Indians" by H. W. G. Hyrst
It ain't in me to argufy wi' 'ee, and, maybe, tear both our hearts.
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
I ain't able ter argufy on sech.
"The Phantoms of the Foot-Bridge and Other Stories" by Charles Egbert Craddock
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In poetry:

But who did this, and how to trace
What’s true from what’s a lie,
Like lawyers, in a murder case
They stoutly argufy.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln